The Birch Sap shawl is inspired by a birch tree alley from the designer's past using variegated yarn. The rows of birch trees provide a sheltered, comfortable place in the middle of nowhere so Jenny is reminded of home and days long gone. This elegant shawl is worked using the same easy Top Down Sideways construction as the Pralines and Savoy Truffle shawls, and it especially great for people who love knitting classic top down shawls but prefer something more modern to wear. It can be worn in several different ways, and I especially love to wear it so that the large piece warms my shoulder and the long piece wraps around to keep the shawl secure.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Merino Light by Colour Adventures (100% Merino Wool; 115g/475yds): 2 Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 2 Skeins. This environmentally responsible merino wool is dyed using low impact dyes and a special GOTS certified process that holds the wool fibers in place, thus preventing felting. Dyed and milled in the Northeastern USA in solid colorways. Available for PRE-ORDER in all colors. Please allow at least 5 business days for PRE-ORDERS to ship to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/400 yds): 2 Skeins. Striking colors make La Jolla one of the best Indie Dyed yarns available in the USA. Dyed in California in variegated, speckled and "Dipped & Dappled" colorways.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440 yds): 2 Skeins. Sock is a light fingering weight yarn so please swatch before you create. Malabrigo is known for its gorgeous kettle-dyed yarns that have slight color variation. Some yarns are strikingly variegated while others are quite subtle, but Malabrigo is a perfect choice to show off this beautiful design.
ALTERNATE YARN: Summerlite 4-Ply by Rowan (100% Cotton; 50g/191 yds): 4 skeins. Summerlite 4-Ply is the perfect solid color choice for temperate climates like the southern states. Cotton allows the shawl to breathe while providing a beautiful backdrop to your outfit. Please know that cotton relaxes as it is worn and will stretch slightly during use.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 96" Long x 21" Wide
YARDAGE: 750-800 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 20 sts= 4" in Garter stitch
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